COMMUNITY Development Associations in Ijebu and Remoland have appealed to the governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and the Ogun State House of Assembly to prevail on the Ministry of Community and Co-operatives to allow the state council of the association hold its Annual General Meeting in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.
The associations under the aegis of Community Development Council made the appeal in a communiqué signed by the chairmen for Ijebu and Remo Divisions, Alhaji L.O.F Gbadelu and Chief Soga Osinoiki respectively as well as the zonal chairmen from nine local government areas of Ogun East Senatorial District.
The associations explained that they had wanted to conduct the AGM last year where the ratification of names of members of the new state executive as submitted by the four divisions of the state would have been done but was allegedly stopped by the ministry.
They further claimed that the ministry did not only come up with a strange constitution devoid of inputs from members, but also introduced an arrangement whereby the Community Development Council would be administered on the basis of three senatorial districts as against the constitutionally recognised four divisions of Egba, Yewa, Ijebu, and Remo.
This arrangement, the association said, would not only disrupt the smooth operation of the associations in the state but also create unnecessary rancour and bad blood within their rank and file.
The associations, therefore, appealed to Governor Amosun and the leadership of the state assembly to look into their complaints so that community development associations would continue to operate smoothly and partner the government in the delivery of democratic dividends to the people of the state.